Best Botanical Gardens
What makes the best botanical gardens? People, the volunteers and staff at each botanical garden is what makes them the best. Gardens would be over run with weeds, flowers would never bloom, and grass never cut without these people. Visit a botanical garden if given the chance and thank the people there for a job well done.
Gardening is more than just a job for the people at the botanical gardens, but a labor of love. Most of all each day brings joy in seeing visitors admiring the beauty and also the wildlife that live throughout a botanical garden. Hence the love for the garden.
While some gardens are free to the public, others may charge a small fee. Also, many of the gardens have facilities for events or even weddings. Therefore be sure to consider a local botanical garden for your next event.
History of Botanical Gardens
Gardens have been cultivated for thousands of years throughout the world. Many of the earliest gardens were grown for medicinal plants. Celebrations also used gardens for there beauty and flowers.
Botanic gardens evolved over the centuries as world exploration and trade expanded. This lead to gardens that cultivated non-native species. These new gardens promote and encourage more plant exploration. As a result more and more new plants were discovered.
Today, public gardens provide local communities with a flavor of the world. Many tropical gardens are created through specialized structures. Most noteworthy is the glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.